Combining the sense of style and grace that sparked her career as one of the world’s top fashion models with business skills learned in the executive suite at a major cosmetics manufacturer, Elizabeth Sartorio today heads her own interior design firm in Melville, New York. As the firm’s owner, she balances a broad range of tasks oriented around the various phases of initiating, developing, and completing each project she undertakes. Elizabeth Sartorio possesses a comprehensive inventory of design skills with particular emphasis on such factors as the use of color as a defining element, space planning, and employment of accessories and furnishings as an integral component of the final design.Her experience in modeling and business taught Elizabeth Sartorio that relationships are critically important to most enterprises, and her business thrives on good relationships, whether they be with vendors and contractors, commercial and residential clients, or potential customers. Maintaining these relationships facilitates Elizabeth Sartorio’s ability to troubleshoot problems effectively, find bargains for her clients, and generate new business. Another area in which she has developed expertise is the ability to navigate the sometimes bewildering array of codes and permits required by various jurisdictions.Elizabeth Sartorio modeled for the Wilhelmina agency, her image gracing the covers of such iconic magazines as Femme, Madame Figaro, Elle, and Cosmopolitan. She then joined international cosmetics manufacturer Elizabeth Arden. She spent more than 10 years there, most of it as executive assistant to some of the firm’s top officers, including the Chairman. It was at Elizabeth Arden that she learned to deal with people at all levels of an organization and to oversee projects from planning to completion.